GDP growth hits 7.28 pc breaking all records

Breaking all the previous records, Bangladesh has finally registered the highest-ever 7.28 percent GDP growth in the last fiscal year (FY17).

The GDP growth finally stood at 7.28 percent in the last fiscal, said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The minister was briefing reporters after the Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room here with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Earlier, the government had set a provisional growth of 7.24 percent last fiscal year. The full and final statistics will be disclosed in detail on Thursday, Kamal said.

The government had set a growth target of 7.2 percent for 2016-17 fiscal. In the 2015-16 fiscal year, the GDP growth was 7.11 percent with the size of Tk1,732,864 crore and per capita income at $1,465, or Tk118,131.04.

Mustafa Kamal also informed that the per capita Income also increased to $1610 last fiscal year, up from the provisional estimate of $1602.

Besides, he said, the

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